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House Extends Surveillance Law,
Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards

New York Times, by Charlie Savage, Eileen Sullivan*

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/12/2018 2:04:39 AM

Washington - The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to extend the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, rejecting a push by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to impose significant privacy limits when it sweeps up Americans’ emails and other personal communications. The vote, 256 to 164, centered on an expiring law that permits the government, without a warrant, to collect communications from United States companies like Google and AT&T of foreigners abroad — even when those targets are talking to Americans. Congress had enacted the law in 2008

* [w/ Nicholas Fandos.]

The problem warrantless surveillance program, but rather the misuse of it for political purposes as we are no seeing with President Trump before and after his elect. And, the illegal "unmasking" done by individuals that seem to have no real quick criminal arrest consequences. The loopholes built into this program show that our intelligence agencies are not concerned about the security of our United States, both domestically and abroad when dealing with our citizens.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 1/12/2018 6:56:38 AM     (No. 11507601)

Passage in the Senate might be a bit more sporty...?

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